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University of Glasgow: Economics, International Banking and Finance

Institution University of Glasgow View institution profile
Department Adam Smith Business School View department profile
Web glasgow.ac.uk/business
Study type Taught

Summary

This exciting new Masters programme combines the strengths of previous programmes into a single Masters, allowing students to benefit from a large portfolio of courses within economics, banking and finance. The programme focuses on the economic analysis of issues primarily related to financial economics, finance and international banking. It is aimed at students interested in financial markets and banking systems, and those who already work in financial and banking institutions, as well as government organisations more broadly.

  • Economics, International Banking & Finance aims to:
    • Instil critical awareness of theories and practice within economics, banking and finance, supported by the specialist knowledge gained through in-depth studies in these fields
    • Give you the opportunity, material and experiences to develop an appetite towards critical enquiry and investigation, and an applied focus in the areas of economics, banking and finance
    • Provide you with a skill base from which you can develop a curriculum, which supports you to actively engage in the labour market fields of economics, banking and finance
    • Provide you with opportunities to develop a range of transferable and specialist skills including economic theory, statistical methods and financial analysis, required in various environments including policy and regulation making.
    • Ensure you acquire quantitative skills to operate efficiently in the highly competitive international economic and financial markets.
  • You will be taught by specialists in the field who work regularly with global central banks and policymaking institutions around the world.
  • Once government guidelines allow, you will have access to exclusive computer which feature specialist financial and statistical software programmes, including dedicated Bloomberg terminals, prestigious financial databases, MATLAB, EViews, Stata and Oxmetrics Enterprise.
  • You will develop the essential concepts, analytical skills and critical thinking you require to start or enhance your career in the banking and financial sector worldwide.
  • Take advantage of our individualised skills development programme, which will ensure you balance academic theory with crucial employability skills to help you maximise your potential and achieve your career goals.

You will take four core and two optional courses, and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation.

Core courses

  • BASIC ECONOMETRICS
  • INTERNATIONAL MACROECONOMICS AND POLICY
  • MODERN THEORY OF BANKING AND FINANCE
  • MONETARY POLICY AND THE ROLE OF CENTRAL BANKS
  • DISSERTATION GCDS

Optional courses

  • BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS:THEORY AND APPLICATIONS
  • BUSINESS CYCLES: THEORY, EVIDENCE AND MACROECONOMIC POLICY
  • FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND MARKETS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
  • FINANCIAL SERVICES
  • MICROECONOMICS WITH APPLICATIONS IN FINANCE
  • MONEY, FINANCE AND GROWTH
  • SUSTAINABILITY AND GREEN FINANCE

Optional courses are also offered by Economic & Social History, to give you a wider perspective of how the economy operates.

This programme is beneficial if you wish to enter or are already in a profession which requires you to provide economic analysis of financial and banking issues, as well as roles such as accounting analyst, performance analyst, and project accountant. Recent graduates have been appointed as auditors, economists and strategy & policy analysts for example, in companies such as EY, HSBC, KPMG and Accenture. We have a dedicated careers and employability team who provide 1-2-1 support and advice, group workshops, employer events on campus and networking opportunities throughout the year to help you with your career prospects.

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The University of Glasgow’s Adam Smith Business School has the triple crown of accreditation and is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS, evidence of our credibility and performance worldwide. In 2019, the School was also recognised by the Athena Swan Charter, achieving a Bronze Award for gender equality. In 2020, the Adam Smith Business School became an advanced signatory of the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME). This signals our commitment to promote sustainability and responsible management in our teaching, research and practice.

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